They are often so excited that they can hardly remember what vows they said or how their husband held them as they danced to their first song as a married couple. These moments can only be
captured on video.
Forget about those boring home videos -- this isn't your daddy's video camera! These days, wedding professionals are artistic, creative and high-tech. With digital cameras and editing systems, videographers have the tools to make your big day look even better than Trista and Ryan's dream wedding. The competition is stiff, so you have your choice of talented, experienced professionals.
This guide to wedding videos should help you find the right videographer for you and give you tips on how to get the video you want.
Edited video is the most professional and enjoyable to watch. An edited video is generally complied over 40 to 60 hours of post-production time that adds music, photos, graphics, enhanced audio and special effects. This is where the magic comes into the process and the skill of your videographer is put to the test.
Unedited videos are much less expensive and so can fit into the budget much easier. Remember that they can always be edited for a First Anniversary gift or anytime after the wedding. Edited videos are more expensive because of the extensive time spent in the post-production process, but the video is much more interesting and enjoyable to watch.
Remember that not every wedding will have the same components as yours, so don't judge from just one demo. Keep notes on all of the things you like from the various demos and give these to the videographer you choose. A talented professional should be able to pull off anything you ask for.
Remember that your wedding professionals (videographers, photographers, DJs, etc) will often spend 10 to 12 hours at your event. Plan ahead with the kitchen to try to give them 30 minutes of un-interrupted break time to eat and get refreshed without having to run out and grab photos of your Father-Daughter dance. When your videographer has more energy, they will get more shots and your video will be more creative.
Understand the wait times before signing the contract and be patient with your videographer. A beautiful video is worth the wait!
Don't be afraid to put prospective videographers to the test. Interview several and check out their demos. Consult them on their ideas and input and see what kind of working relationship you feel most comfortable with.
These days, you can often find online streaming demos to pre-qualify videographers, save time and get ideas.
Check out www.weddingvideoguide.com to see a directory of wedding videographers in your area and their streaming demos. And don't forget to ask for referrals from friends, family and other wedding professionals.
Your wedding video should be a reflection of your wedding day with all of the emotion and excitement of this special event. Take your time and consult with several professionals before making this important decision.
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